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sites and services servers [message #419168] Wed, 24 March 2010 17:06 Go to next message
MSNews  is currently offline MSNews  United States
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Hi
I recently went into our AD site and services and noticed under servers
there are about 4 servers that havent been online for months. Is it safe to
just remove/delete them here? Also our licensing server is listing a dead
server?
Wondering why it never showed anything in event log. This is a 2003 sp2
server in a small domain with 2 other DCs

Thanks

Shem
Re: sites and services servers [message #419236 is a reply to message #419168] Wed, 24 March 2010 19:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Santhosh Sivarajan  is currently offline Santhosh Sivarajan
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You need to perform a metadata cleanup.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736378(WS.10).aspx

You can follow this article to change the licensing sever
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc737307(WS.10).aspx
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"MRNews" <nf@no.com> wrote in message
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> Hi
> I recently went into our AD site and services and noticed under servers
> there are about 4 servers that havent been online for months. Is it safe
> to just remove/delete them here? Also our licensing server is listing a
> dead server?
> Wondering why it never showed anything in event log. This is a 2003 sp2
> server in a small domain with 2 other DCs
>
> Thanks
>
> Shem
>
>
Re: sites and services servers [message #419322 is a reply to message #419168] Wed, 24 March 2010 22:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
aceman  is currently offline aceman  United States
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"MRNews" <nf@no.com> wrote in message news:uOLlha6yKHA.5360@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Hi
> I recently went into our AD site and services and noticed under servers
> there are about 4 servers that havent been online for months. Is it safe to
> just remove/delete them here? Also our licensing server is listing a dead
> server?
> Wondering why it never showed anything in event log. This is a 2003 sp2
> server in a small domain with 2 other DCs
>
> Thanks
>
> Shem
>
>


Curious, what happened to the servers? Did they all fail, or were they simply unplugged or reinstalled blowing away the operating system?

Have they been offline more than 180 days?

Either way, if they will not be back up online, as Santhosh mentioned, you have to manually remove them from AD performing a Metadata Cleanup process.



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Re: sites and services servers [message #419897 is a reply to message #419322] Thu, 25 March 2010 16:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MSNews  is currently offline MSNews  United States
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1st they are not domain controllers, and 2 of the 3 had been
off-died/replaced for over 1 year.

shem


"Ace Fekay [MVP-DS, MCT]" <aceman@mvps.RemoveThisPart.org> wrote in message
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"MRNews" <nf@no.com> wrote in message
news:uOLlha6yKHA.5360@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Hi
> I recently went into our AD site and services and noticed under servers
> there are about 4 servers that havent been online for months. Is it safe
> to
> just remove/delete them here? Also our licensing server is listing a
> dead
> server?
> Wondering why it never showed anything in event log. This is a 2003 sp2
> server in a small domain with 2 other DCs
>
> Thanks
>
> Shem
>
>


Curious, what happened to the servers? Did they all fail, or were they
simply unplugged or reinstalled blowing away the operating system?

Have they been offline more than 180 days?

Either way, if they will not be back up online, as Santhosh mentioned, you
have to manually remove them from AD performing a Metadata Cleanup process.



--
Ace

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confers no rights.

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MCSA 2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsoft MVP - Directory Services

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Re: sites and services servers [message #420095 is a reply to message #419897] Fri, 26 March 2010 01:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
florian  is currently offline florian  Switzerland
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Howdie!

On 25.03.2010 23:41, MRNews wrote:
> 1st they are not domain controllers, and 2 of the 3 had been
> off-died/replaced for over 1 year.

You're sure you see them in "Sites & Services" and not in "Users and
Computers"? If those are non-DCs and they have been decommissioned or
replaced or died or whatever, you might wanna just delete their computer
accounts in Active Directory.

What about that license server? How's that one reported dead? You do you
see that information?

Cheers,
Florian
Re: sites and services servers [message #420673 is a reply to message #419897] Fri, 26 March 2010 20:57 Go to previous message
aceman  is currently offline aceman  United States
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"MRNews" <nf@no.com> wrote in message news:OuM6mxGzKHA.5332@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> 1st they are not domain controllers, and 2 of the 3 had been
> off-died/replaced for over 1 year.
>
> shem
>

Based on your original post, you stated you see multiple servers in Active Directory Sites and Services, Server container. As Florian stated, this usually means they were either a DC at one time, or have been depromoted, or failed, hence why they show up. Otherwise, I would think there may have been a service or app running on it that uses AD Sites, or you were looking in ADUC.

Either way, I agree with Florian to delete the objects if they no longer exist.



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Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsoft MVP - Directory Services

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